A Peoria Park District Facility

Internship opportunities

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is a children’s museum located in Glen Oak Park. The PlayHouse offers 8,000 square feet of exhibit space with hands-on, interactive exhibits which showcase the industry, culture, and natural environment of Peoria and Central Illinois. In addition to permanent exhibits, the PlayHouse also offers a number of workshops and programs for families, kids, and adults.
Successful interns are innovative thinkers and leaders who are outgoing to possess a commitment to diversity and excellent customer service in support of PlayHouse goals.

TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS:

Please complete the PlayHouse Intern Application Form  to apply for PlayHouse Internships. (PDF version of the form is available here.) Contact Jimmy Ulrich at julrich@peoriaparks.org with additional questions.

MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN, FALL 2019

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Marketing Coordinator in maintaining and creating social media campaigns including researching and drafting social media posts according to PlayHouse guidelines and mission
  • Represent the PlayHouse at festivals and other community events
  • Attend PlayHouse staff and marketing meetings when possible
  • Depending on time and interests, take on one or more of the following projects: analyze social media data; photograph PlayHouse programs; catalog PlayHouse image libraries
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills including comfort interacting with children and families.
  • Coursework or experience in a relevant area preferred – for example, communications or marketing, public relations, or non-profit management.
  • Coursework, experience, or demonstrated interest in marketing; interest in social media marketing preferred.
  • Experience or interest in the work of children’s museums / community non-profits. Previous museum experience is not required.
  • Able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

INTERNSHIP DATES AND HOURS:

September - December (flexible). School year interns are expected to work between 8 and 10 hours per week, depending on availability.

DATA INTERN, FALL 2019

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Staff and Board Data Team to identify data-related questions
  • Interview visitors to address selected data questions
  • Work with Development and Marketing Coordinators to clean up existing data
  • Compare and analyze data exported from different systems, and report on findings
  • Work with Board Data Team on data analysis and identification of new data-related questions

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate level
  • Coursework or experience working with data and data analysis tools (including but not limited to excel)
  • Able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

INTERNSHIP DATES AND HOURS:

September - December (flexible). School year interns are expected to work between 8 and 10 hours per week, depending on availability.

PLEASE NOTE, WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS INTERNSHIP PLEASE SELECT "OTHER" AND WRITE "DATA INTERN" IN THE COMMENTS SPACE.

DEVELOPMENT INTERN, FALL 2019

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Development Coordinator in maintaining donor database by entering in-kind donations, generating receipts, and updating donor information as needed. (Interns will be trained in the database – no prior development database experience required.)
  • Conduct donor research.
  • Assist with the PlayHouse’s fall fundraiser, “Be Anything!”
  • Assist with writing materials as needed.
  • Attend PlayHouse staff and development meetings when possible.
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills including comfort interacting with children and families.
  • Coursework or experience in a relevant area preferred – for example, development, public relations, communications or marketing, or non-profit management.
  • Experience or interest in the work of community non-profits and/or children’s museums.
  • Experience working with databases a plus, but not required.
  • Able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

INTERNSHIP DATES AND HOURS:

September - December (flexible). School year interns are expected to work between 8 and 10 hours per week, depending on availability.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum